Since then: Attended law school at the University of Chicago. Organized a chapter of the Law Students Civil Rights Research Council, which supported civil rights lawyers working in the South with summer interns and research. After graduating law school in 1964, interned for a year with Floyd McKissick, a prominent black attorney in North Carolina.
From 1965 to 1970, worked in federal programs in various cities in California providing legal services for the poor, returning each summer to Mississippi and Louisiana to work with the Lawyers Constitutional Defense Committee.
Elected to three terms on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, serving from 1977 to 1989. Since then she has practiced law in San Francisco. In 2002, started the Afghan Friends Network to aid in Afghan redevelopment.